Enjoyable Employment - A New Approach To Resume Writing
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Enjoyable Employment - A New Approach To Resume Writing

Instead of 'just finding a job', why not get a job you will like!
4.3 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
920 students enrolled
Created by Eugene Hodge
Last updated 3/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Be able to write an effective resume and cover letter that will open doors to enjoyable employment.
  • Pinpoint your unique skills and abilities that will be used as content for your resume and cover letter.
  • Understand what the resume and cover letter can and cannot do for you!
  • Recognize subjective 'words' and why they should not be used in your resume and cover letter.
  • Recognize how the reader of your resume and cover letter determines the level of your experience, skills, and abilities for the right job, at the right level and pay.
  • Learn how to find enjoyable jobs throughout your career.
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Requirements
  • You should be able to download and complete the 'What Are You Good At' exercise in order to gain an understanding of how your answers affect your resume and cover letter.
  • You should be able to download and review the resume and cover letter samples, before beginning a lecture. There is a review quiz at the end of each course.
  • You should be able tell the difference between a resume and a cover letter.
  • You should be able to use a computer above the beginner level.
Description

This is a workshop that introduces a  revolutionary ‘learning model’ to make you aware of your own development and the hodgepodge of unique and motivated skills, abilities, interests, experience, and passions that only you possess.  

The goal is to match your uniqueness to compatible and enjoyable jobs without using traditional approaches. The result is a significant increase of morale and productivity for you and your employer.

To gain a better understanding of this course and the problems that it solves, please consider the following:

  • Every individual of working age is good at doing something and so are you! Most likely you would better perform a job where your skills, abilities, experience, and interests are fully being utilized.
  • On the other hand, employers desperately need: motivated, committed, and happy employees, but still struggle with improving employee productivity and morale.

Most people have never considered the resume’s objective. They just copy a sample resume from a booklet or use a template from a job search site. Others create their resume often guessing what information to include, but never questioning why! In reality, a resume is just an electronic document or a printed piece of paper. But, it has a purpose! 

With the right information, your resume and cover letter can alter your life and provide an enjoyable, financially rewarding career.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for graduating students (high schools, colleges, training agencies, etc.) preparing to enter the workplace.
  • This course is for Individuals who want an enjoyable job based on their skills, abilities, experience, interests, and passions.
  • This course is for educators, interviewers, human resource representatives, career coaches, guidance counselors, job trainers, etc., who teach or assist others in developing resumes and cover letters.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started
3 Lectures 08:45

In this lecture, Eugene Hodge welcomes you to the ‘Hodgepodge Formula for Enjoyable Employment Workshop.’ 

Upon completion you will:

  • Know the instructors background 
  • Gain an understanding of how to introduce yourself, describe past jobs, and responsibilities 
  • Recognize how you learn
  • Know what you are good at doing and how it applies to the resume and cover letter
  • Be able to write and develop an effective resume and cover letter to get the jobs you want.   
Preview 02:17

Understanding the various media bywhich most humans learn and the two exceptions. Upon completion you will be able to recognize how learning occurs and its importance to your introduction, resume, and cover letter.

How we learn about you!
02:24

Please download the 'What Are You 'Good At ' exercise and review as you are going through this lecture.

You will identify the hodgepodge of unique skills and abilities you possess that make you unique. Most, if not all of what you identified should be in your resume. This exercise will also provide content for your cover letter. 

Upon completion you will be able to recognize the things you are good at doing and enjoy doing and its importance to your resume and cover letter for the purpose of getting the right jobs, at the right level and pay.


Preview 04:04
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Preparing Your Resume
3 Lectures 12:08

This lecture explains the 'Hodgepodge Formula for Enjoyable Employment' and how the resume is used in the formula.

Upon completion you will be able to recognize: the formula, the hodgepodge of skills and abilities you possess from the 'What are you good at doing' exercise, your uniqueness, and how content is created for your resume.

NowPlease download the 'Resume and Cover Letter Pre-Quiz' and complete the questions before beginning the next lecture.  Review your answers as you are going through this course. 

This quiz reviews your current knowledge of resumes and cover letters. At the end of each course there is a another quiz to review your learning.


The Formula
00:46

In this lecture you will learn the purpose of the resume to get you enjoyable jobs throughout your career 

and know how to avoid critical mistakes most people make with their resume.

Please download and complete the quiz to review as you go through the lecture. 

Preview 02:46

*Please download the resume examples and review as you are going through this lecture.


Upon completion you will be able to:

  • recognize the content of a resume and its importance; 
  • see how the content in the exercise is used for content in your resume 
  • be able to develop your resume to get enjoyable jobs at the right level, and pay.
Resume Content
08:36
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Getting Enjoyable Jobs
4 Lectures 12:29

Upon completion you will understand the importance of your objective and write it in your resume to get enjoyable jobs at the right level, and pay.

Your Objective
01:26

In this lecture, you will be presented with a list of words that are suggested not to be used in your resume or cover letter and why.

Words That Have No Meaning In A Job Search
09:17

In this lecture, you will be given the MAGIC WORD to use that will guarantee enjoyable employment.  However, it is not shown in the video.

The Magic Word
01:23

Resume Review Quiz
10 questions

You have completed the resume portion of this course.

Resume Conclusion
00:23
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Introduction To The Cover letter,
5 Lectures 06:32

Please review the 'Resume and Cover Letter Pre-Quiz' you downloaded earlier and your completed questions before beginning this lecture.  

This section reviews the resume module covered earlier in the course and begins to set the stage for understanding the difference between the resume and cover letter.

While there are many resources that help people to develop resumes, This lecture explains the purpose for a resume and how it applies to a job application - it may shock many of you. 

Reviewing the Purpose of Resume
02:46

Please refer to the 'What Are You Good At' exercise while going through this lecture.

Upon completion you will be able to recognize how the words you listed in the exercise will be able to help you develop a good cover letter for any job you apply for.

Reviewing the 'What you are good at doing' - Exercise
00:42

This lecture describes what a cover letter is, the role you play when writing a cover letter, how it should be written, and who you send it to. Upon completion you will know the difference between "one job and many jobs," and the importance of writing a cover letter from the employers perspective. 

Preview 01:25

This lectures explains the cover letter's purpose:

  • who it should be sent to and why.
  • how the job that interests you is created from the employers perspective.
  • how "if you are the right person" is determined before you have an interview.

Upon completion you will be able to identify the right person to send your cover letter to, know how your cover letter sets you apart from the other candidates, and know the right person is determined.

Purpose of a cover letter
01:06

This lecture is very short. But  is stands alone to point out why your cover letter is a completely separate document from your resume and the difference between you choosing a job and how the reader chooses jobs for you. i suggest you repeat this lecture several times to  understand the purpose of the cover letter and resume.

Upon completion you will be able to reference how the exercise you completed earlier relates to creating your cover letter.

Difference between a resume and cover letter
00:33
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Sections Of The Cover Letter.
1 Lecture 07:11

This lecture explains: 

  • the seven sections of a cover letter.
  • the importance of each section.
  • the three primary paragraphs with examples of how to write each paragraph. 

*Please download the cover letter examples and review as you are going through this lecture.

Upon completion, you will know the importance of how to identify yourself. You will also be able to describe why you are writing the letter, explain how you would perform the job, state what you want to do next, and be able to write great cover letters based on your level of experience throughout your career.

Sections of a Cover Letter
07:11
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What The Cover Letter Can't Do For You
2 Lectures 03:26

Please use the 'Cover Letter samples' you downloaded earlier for this lecture.  

This section introduces several things a cover letter cannot do for you and the importance of you getting in front of as many people as possible, especially employer representatives at job and career fairs.

Upon completion you will be able to recognize how the right person is selected, understand how you and your cover letter play a role in the selection process.

What The Cover Letter Can't Do!
01:10

This lecture explains what to include in your cover letter and covers topics such as length, writing your letter, grammar, etc., and what not to include. We will cover topics such as: personal information, who it may concern, subjective words, etc., and the rationale for each topic.

Upon completion you will also be able to understand the readers perspective, and write effective cover letters for the jobs you choose.

Dos and Don'ts of a cover letter
02:16
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:42

This lecture provides a summary of the key points covered in this course.

Summary
01:42

Cover Letter Review Quiz
10 questions
About the Instructor
Eugene Hodge
4.6 Average rating
10 Reviews
1,415 Students
2 Courses
Professional Development Training Consultant

A training consultant, person of color, futurist, entrepreneur, author, radio talk show host, military veteran, motivational speaker, and owner/president of Hi-Tech Training Associates and Hodgepodge Training Inc. Gene brings over 20 years experience in training, information systems, computer technologies and career transition to his endeavors.

Gene specializes in improving: staff development, workplace literacy, cultural diversity, employer productivity, and employee morale.

Gene gained his experience while working at CIGNA Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Pitney Bowes World Headquarters and by providing ‘Career Transition Workshops’ for out-placement firms: Right Management Associates, Lee Hecht Harrison, and Drake Beam Morin.

From those experiences, Gene developed a unique training ‘process’ that focuses on integrating work-related tasks with an individual’s unique hodgepodge of skills, abilities, interests, experience, and passion, which when combined with computer technology, met the needs of both the individual and the employer.

Gene has implemented his own ‘Job Transition Training Program’ at the University of Hartford, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac University, Gateway Community-Technical College, and Housatonic Community-Technical College. It has also been implemented at Connecticut Department of Labor and Regional Workforce Development Boards, enabling over 2000 individuals to gain enjoyable employment. 

Gene most recently, taught computer and job-seeking skills to seniors, veterans, and unemployed individuals for St. Petersburg College, Pinellas Technical Education Centers (PTEC), Transitioning Professionals, and Bay Pines Veterans Administration Hospital.  

Gene earned an A.S. Degree in Data Processing from Springfield Technical Institute, a B.S. Degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, a Masters in Education from Cambridge College, and his Teacher Certificate from Westfield State College. He is also certified to teach computer technology courses in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Florida.